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Fake job posting

There are alot of fake job posting on Upwork today, I really don't know but I have been applying for 3-4 job a day if client don't view or viewed my proposal they don't hire anyone. It takes 3-4 days and they don't hire or close the job posting. Connects wasted in this. I don't know if they are a scam or what

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Hi Jelly Ann,

 

I'm sorry to hear that you have not been getting any project opportunities from your certain niche and I understand how important it is to receive invites.
 
We are able to see here that your profile is definitely visible to clients and the marketplace.
 
I understand it can be a bit challenging getting noticed and hired by Clients, especially with such a large pool of talented Freelancers to compete with. However, with proper marketing, consistency, and diligence we are confident that Upwork can be an invaluable resource for you.
 
Upon checking your account, I see that your account profile is set to "Public" where it is visible to the entire Internet including clients, freelancers, and visitors and to search engines such as Google and Bing.  There is no restriction that prevents clients from seeing your profile or hiring you.
 
Always remember that clients have the sole discretion as to whom they will invite, interview, and hire. They also consider a lot of options such as related skills of the freelancers that will match their projects, budget, freelancers' experience, etc.
 
I would encourage you to keep submitting proposals to job openings where you know you can do your best and impress your clients. In your cover letter, show the client you’re the right person to hire; It’s not enough to know you can do the job. The client needs to see why and how you’re not only a good fit, but the best fit. Once you get invited for an interview, be sure to show your experience, demonstrate your skills, and make the choice easy for them. Having confidence in yourself and what you can do for the client will help you stand out from other freelancers.

 

You may also want to consider upskilling and learning new skills to increase your marketability. Competition is getting tough not only in Upwork but also on other platforms, especially since most people nowadays opt to work remotely. One possible reason might be also the fewer demands for jobs that fall under your selected skill set. You can also revisit the skills you have selected in your profile, only if applicable.


~ AJ
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